How can I easily password protect a folder in Windows?

sahil December 29, 2010
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Is there any free software available for password protecting Windows folders?

I don’t need any software like folderlock, it is very complicated. I want something like when I enter the folder it asks for a password only, i.e. it should be easy to use.

  1. Manju Sunites
    February 5, 2012 at 8:36 am

    @ha14:disqus  hi thank u for posting this really it is easy to use...

  2. Anonymous
    August 25, 2011 at 6:43 am

    Em... it is really a big problem if you can not log on your laptop any more. But don't worry. You know the solution is always more than difficulty. According my experience, I want to share with you.
    Method 1:Get Petter Nordhal-Hagen's tool to change the admin password.With this option you have to boot from a CD and then manipulate the SAM database. Manipulating the SAM database is always a bit risky. But if you have no password reset disk, this is the only way.

    Method 2: If you have another available administrator account, you can also reset the password. Just log on your PC->Click "Start"button->Control Panel->Add or remove user account->Select the account you want to reset->Change or Remove the password. Then the password will be reset.

    Method 3: You can use one of the password recovery software tool to reset the forgotten password. Here, i would like to introduce you one of them, which i have applied. It is really a good hand. That is Windows Password Recovery Tool 3.0. The process is following.
    Step 1: Download the Windows Password Recovery Tool 3.0 and burn a erasable CD,
    Step 2: Boot the CD into the ISO image which is provided by Windows Password Recovery Tool 3.0.
    Step 3:BIOS settings
    Step 4:Recover the Windows admin password.

  3. Aibek
    January 1, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    there were a bunch of article on the topic, check them out below

    MakeUseOf articles:

    How to Hide Folders Using 7 Free Apps
    http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-hide-files-and-folders-using-7-freeware-apps/

    2 Ways to Hide “Important” Files and Folders in Windows
    http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/2-ways-to-hide-porn-important-folders/

    Hide & Protect Your Files with Easy File Locker [Windows]
    http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/hide-protect-your-files-with-easy-file-locker-windows/

    How to Lock Or Hide A Folder, A File Or A Drive On The Computer
    http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-lock-or-hide-a-folder-a-file-or-a-drive-on-the-computer/

    MakeUseOf Answers:

    How can I hide folders and files in Windows XP?
    http://www.makeuseof.com/answers/hide-folders-files-windows-xp/

  4. Anonymous
    December 30, 2010 at 9:10 am

    Hi
    TrueCrypt
    http://www.truecrypt.org/

    WinGuard Pro
    http://www.winguardpro.com/

    My Lockbox
    http://www.fspro.net/my-lockbox/

    if you use winrar or winzip there is an option for password protection